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Presenter: Eric Norberg

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Google Calendars


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Why Google Calendars?
  1. They are easy to use and FREE!
  2. They are easy to share and can be edited by multiple users.
  3. Google Calendars makes it easy to keep several calendars at one time and make them public or private.
  4. They can easily be embedded into a wiki, blog or other web page.
  5. They can be downloaded on to web-based cell phones or iPods.

Classroom Uses
  1. Communicate with students - Google Calendars is a fast and easy way to give students 24/7 access to assignments or noteworthy days.
  2. Communicate with parents - When you need parents to assist in the classroom, get student work or know when big events are taking place, share or post a Google Calendar.
  3. Clubs and Organizations - Use a Google Calendar to reach students, parents and the community regarding club functions and activities.


The following video is a quick and easy tutorial on how to set up and use Google Calendars:





Google Documents and Presentations


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Why Google Documents and Presentations?
  1. It is easy to use and FREE!
  2. It is basically a web-based version of Word and Power Point that anyone with a Google Mail account can access.
  3. Collaboration is simple, so all documents and presentations can be shared and edited by multiple users.
  4. Free, web-based storage is provided making no need for memory sticks or disks, and it can be accessed from any Internet connection.
  5. They provide 24/7 access to school work, making collaboration and communication better between teachers and students.
  6. Students can easily work on papers, written assignments or presentations from home or anywhere they can access the Internet.
  7. Never hear the excuse "my printer didn't work" or "I left my paper at home."

Classroom Uses
  1. Share documents or presentations with your students without memory sticks or disks.
  2. Collect student work, papers or homework in a paperless environment.
  3. Allow students to peer edit or create collaborative projects with ease.
  4. Easily track edits by review the history of documents or presentations.


The following video is a quick and easy tutorial on how to set up and use Google Documents and Presentations:





Google Spreadsheets and Forms


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Why Google Spreadsheets and Forms?
  1. It is easy to use and FREE!
  2. It is basically a web-based version of Excel that anyone with a Google Mail account can access.
  3. Collaboration is simple, so all documents and forms can be shared and edited by multiple users.
  4. Free, web-based storage is provided making no need for memory sticks or disks, and it can be accessed from any Internet connection.
  5. They provide 24/7 access to school work, making collaboration and communication better between teachers and students.
  6. It gives you the ability to collect data, survey students or make online assessments with easy.

Classroom Uses
  1. Collect information using a form from student, parents or colleagues.
  2. Use the forms like an online exam or other assessment.
  3. Forms can be used to provide additional assessment for gifted or advanced learners.
  4. During lab work student data can be entered, making results visible in real time.
  5. Upload data results to charts, graphs or maps for instant, real-time results.



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The following video is a quick and easy tutorial on how to set up and use Google Spreadsheets and Forms: